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Operationele Directie Aarde en Geschiedenis van het Leven (IRScNB/KBIN)
This institute is the successor of the institute underneath
Belgische Geologische Dienst (IRScNB/KBIN-BGD/GSB), more
Departement Paleontologie (IRScNB/KBIN), more

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English name: Operational Directorate Earth and History of Life
Parent institute: Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), more
Address:
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussel
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

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  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Aarde en Geschiedenis van het Leven; Afdeling Fossiele Invertebraten (IRScNB/KBIN), more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Aarde en Geschiedenis van het Leven; Afdeling Fossiele Vertebraten (IRScNB/KBIN), more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Aarde en Geschiedenis van het Leven; Afdeling Micropaleontologie en Paleobotanica (IRScNB/KBIN), more

Abstract:
The Operational Directorate Earth and History of Life is part of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) which was founded in 1846 under its former name, the ‘Koninklijk Natuurhistorisch Museum van België’ (Royal Belgian Natural History Museum). The Directorate conducts fundamental and applied research in the fields of geology, palaeontology, bioarchaeology and human evolution.

Three multidisciplinary research programmes can be distinguished:
- Researchers from the Geological Survey of Belgium study the evolution of the lithosphere, the geological component of our environment and its mineral and energy resources. This group also provides scientific expertise within EuroGeoSurveys;
- The Palaeobiosphere Evolution programme conducts research with regard to the evolution of the biosphere and its interactions with the geosphere: the biodiversity and evolution of fossil flora and fauna, the reconstruction of fossil environments and palaeoclimatology;
- Researchers on the Quartenary Man and Environments programme study the physical and cultural aspects of human evolution, as well as the interactions between humans and their physical and biotic environment in the past. Funded by the regions, the group also provides expertise in the field of archaeosciences.

In each of these research programmes marine themes are covered:
- In the Geological Survey of Belgium research is conducted on the dynamics of sedimentary basins, studying inter alia the stratigraphy and sedimentology of marine records. The Geological Survey also focuses on the reconstruction of the geological history of natural hazards (tsunamis) and the reconstruction of the oceanic geochemical fluctuations and biotic turnovers;
- The research programme Paleobiosphere Evolution studies the evolution and dynamics of marine palaeoecosystems during critical periods in the history of life on earth, through the integration of palaeobiological, geophysical and geochemical information. Furthermore, research is conducted on the origin and early diversification of cetaceans during the Eocene;
- The Quaternary Environments and Humans unit focuses on the reconstruction of the changing environments of low-lying coastal plains during the Pleistocene and Holocene. Finally, the evolution of fish exploitation and trade are studied.

Publications (51)  Top | Persons | Institutes 
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  • Peer reviewed article Collareta, A.; Lambert, O.; Landini, W.; Di Celma, C.; Malinverno, E.; Varas-Malca, R.; Urbina, M.; Bianucci, G. (2017). Did the giant extinct shark Carcharocles megalodon target small prey? Bite marks on marine mammal remains from the late Miocene of Peru. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 469: 84-91. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.01.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collareta, A.; Marean, C.W.; Jerardino, A.; Bosselaers, M. (2017). Cetopirus complanatus (Cirripedia: Coronulidae) from the late Middle Pleistocene human settlement of Pinnacle Point 13B (Mossel Bay, South Africa). Zootaxa 4237(2): 393-400. https://hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4237.2.12, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dewaele, L.; Lambert, O.; Louwye, S. (2017). On Prophoca and Leptophoca (Pinnipedia, Phocidae) from the Miocene of the North Atlantic realm: redescription, phylogenetic affinities and paleobiogeographic implications. PeerJ 5: 56 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.7717/peerj.3024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hocking, D.P.; Marx, F.G.; Park, T.; Fitzgerald, E.M.G.; Evans, A.R. (2017). A behavioural framework for the evolution of feeding in predatory aquatic mammals. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 284(1850). https://hdl.handle.net/10.1098/rspb.2016.2750, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lagrou, D.; Coen-Aubert, M. (2017). Update of the Devonian lithostratigraphic subdivision in the subsurface of the Campine Basin (northern Belgium). Geol. Belg. 20(1-2): 13 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2016.017, more
  • Peer reviewed article Miján, I.; Louwye, S.; Lambert, O. (2017). A new Beneziphius beaked whale from the ocean floor off Galicia, Spain and biostratigraphic reassessment of the type species. Acta Palaeontol. Pol. 62(1): 211-220. https://hdl.handle.net/10.4202/app.00309.2016, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bardet, N; Fischer, V; Machalski, M; Fischer, V. (2016). Large predatory marine reptiles from the Albian-Cenomanian of Annopol, Poland. Geol. Mag. 153(1): 1-16. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756815000254, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bianucci, G.; Di Celma, C.; Urbina, M.; Lambert, O. (2016). New beaked whales from the late Miocene of Peru and evidence for convergent evolution in stem and crown Ziphiidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti). PeerJ 4: 55 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.7717/peerj.2479, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bianucci, G.; Di Celma, C.; Landini, W.; Post, K.; Tinelli, C.; de Muizon, C.; Gariboldi, K.; Malinverno, E.; Cantalamessa, G.; Gioncada, A.; Collareta, A.; Gismondi, R.-S.; Varas-Malca, R.; Urbina, M.; Lambert, O. (2016). Distribution of fossil marine vertebrates in Cerro Colorado, the type locality of the giant raptorial sperm whale Livyatan melvillei (Miocene, Pisco Formation, Peru). Journal of Maps 12(3): 543-557. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/17445647.2015.1048315, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bianucci, G.; Collareta, A.; Post, K.; Varola, A.; Lambert, O. (2016). A new record of Messapicetus from the Pietra Leccese (Late Miocene, southern Italy): antitropical distribution in a fossil beaked whale (Cetacea, Ziphiidae). Riv. ital. paleontol. stratigr. (Testo stamp.) 122(1): 63-74, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bogemans, F.; Roe, H.M.; Baeteman, C. (2016). Incised Pleistocene valleys in the Western Belgium coastal plain: Age, origins and implications for the evolution of the Southern North Sea Basin. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 456: 46-59. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.04.047, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bosselaers, M.; Collareta, A. (2016). The whale barnacle Cryptolepas rhachianecti (Cirripedia: Coronulidae), a phoront of the grey whale Eschrichtius robustus (Cetacea: Eschrichtiidae), from a sandy beach in The Netherlands. Zootaxa 4154(3): 331-338. https://hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4154.3.8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Coen-Aubert, M. (2016). Potyphyllum, a new phillipsastreid genus of rugose corals in the Upper Frasnian of Belgium with precisions about the age of the Petit-Mont Member. Geol. Belg. 19(1-2): 165-175. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2015.016, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collareta, A.; Bosselaers, M.; Bianucci, G. (2016). Jumping from turtles to whales: a pliocene fossil record depicts an ancient dispersal of Chelonibia on mysticetes. Riv. ital. paleontol. stratigr. (Testo stamp.) 122(2): 35-43, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collareta, A.; Margiotta, S.; Varola, A.; Catanzariti, R.; Bosselaers, M.; Bianucci, G. (2016). A new whale barnacle from the early Pleistocene of Italy suggests an ancient right whale breeding ground in the Mediterranean. C. R., Palévol 15(5): 473-481. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.crpv.2015.10.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Denayer, J.; Aretz, M.; Barchy, L.; Chevalier, E.; Fischer, V.; Hance, L.; Marion, J.-M.; Mottequin, B. (2016). Edouard Poty: a bio- and bibliography. Geol. Belg. 19(1-2): 3-6. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2016.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Denayer, J.; Aretz, M.; Poty, E.; Mottequin, B. (2016). Royseux: a palaeobiodiversity hotspot in the Late Visaan (Carboniferous) of Belgium. Geol. Belg. 19(1-2): 7-20. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2016.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dumont, M.; de Buffrénil, V.; Miján, I.; Lambert, O. (2016). Structure and growth pattern of the bizarre hemispheric prominence on the rostrum of the fossil beaked whale Globicetus hiberus (Mammalia, Cetacea, Ziphiidae). J. Morphol. (1931) 277(10): 1292-1308. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/jmor.20575, more
  • Peer reviewed article Garrett, E.; Fujiwara, O.; Garrett, P.; Heyvaert, V.M.A.; Shishikura, M.; Yokoyama, Y.; Hubert-Ferrari, A.; Brückner, H.; Nakamura, A.; De Batist, M. (2016). A systematic review of geological evidence for Holocene earthquakes and tsunamis along the Nankai-Suruga Trough, Japan. Earth-Sci. Rev. 159: 337-357. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.06.011, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gioncada, A.; Collareta, A.; Gariboldi, K.; Lambert, O.; Di Celma, C.; Bonaccorsi, E.; Urbina, M.; Bianucci, G. (2016). Inside baleen: exceptional microstructure preservation in a late Miocene whale skeleton from Peru. Geology (Boulder Colo.) 44(10): 839-842. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1130/G38216.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, O. (2016). Evolution: fossil ears and underwater sonar. Curr. Biol. 26(16): R758-R760. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.021, more
  • Peer reviewed article Marx, F.; Bosselaers, M.E.J.; Louwye, S. (2016). A new species of Metopocetus (Cetacea, Mysticeti, Cetotheriidae) from the Late Miocene of the Netherlands. PeerJ 4. dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1572, more
  • Peer reviewed article Marx, F.G.; Fordyce, R.E. (2016). A link no longer missing: new evidence for the Cetotheriid affinities of Caperea. PLoS One 11(10): e0164059. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1371/journal.pone.0164059, more
  • Peer reviewed article Marx, F.G.; Kohno, N. (2016). A new Miocene baleen whale from the Peruvian desert. Royal Society Open Science 3(10): 27 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1098/rsos.160542, more
  • Peer reviewed article Noiret, C.; Steurbaut, E.; Tabuce, R.; Marandat, B.; Schnyder, J.; Storme, J.-Y.; Yans, J. (2016). New bio-chemostratigraphic dating of a unique early Eocene sequence from southern Europe results in precise mammalian biochronological tie-points. Newsl. Stratigr. 49(3): 469-480. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1127/nos/2016/0336, more
  • Peer reviewed article Prestianni, C.; Sautois, M.; Denayer, J. (2016). Disrupted continental environments around the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary: introduction of the tener event. Geol. Belg. 19(1-2): 135-145. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2016.013, more
  • Peer reviewed article Simon, E.; Logan, A.; Zuschin, M.; Mainguy, J.; Mottequin, B. (2016). Lenticellaria and Hillerella, new kraussinoid genera (Kraussinoidea, Brachiopoda) from Indo-Pacific and Red Sea waters: evolution in the subfamily Megerliinae. Zootaxa 4137(1): 1-34. https://hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4137.1.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Steurbaut, E.; De Coninck, J.; Van Simaeys, S. (2016). Micropalaeontological dating of the Prémontré mammal fauna (MP10, Prémontré Sands, EECO, early late Ypresian, Paris Basin). Geol. Belg. 19(3-4): 273-280. https://hdl.handle.net/10.20341/gb.2016.006, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bianucci, G; Urbina, M; Lambert, O. (2015). A new record of Notocetus vanbenedeni (Squalodelphinidae, Odontoceti, Cetacea) from the Early Miocene of Peru. C. R., Palévol 14(1): 5-13. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2014.08.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Coen-Aubert, M. (2015). Revision of the genus Frechastraea Scrutton, 1968 (Rugosa) in the Upper Frasnian of Belgium. Geol. Belg. 18(2-4): 109-125, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collareta, A; Landini, W; Lambert, O.; Post, K; Tinelli, C; Di Celma, C; Panetta, D; Tripodi, M; Salvadori, A; Caramella, D; Marchi, D; Urbina, M; Bianucci, G (2015). Piscivory in a Miocene Cetotheriidae of Peru: first record of fossilized stomach content for an extinct baleen-bearing whale. Naturwissenschaften 102(11-12). dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-015-1319-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article Colpaert, W.; Bosselaers, M.; Lambert, O. (2015). Out of the Pacific: a second fossil porpoise from the Pliocene of the North Sea Basin. Acta Palaeontol. Pol. 60(1): 1-10. dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.00115.2014, more
  • Peer reviewed article Deprez, A.; Tesseur, S.; Stassen, P.; D'haenens, S.; Steurbaut, E.; King, C.; Claeys, P.; Speijer, R.P. (2015). Early Eocene environmental development in the northern Peri-Tethys (Aktulagay, Kazakhstan) based on benthic foraminiferal assemblages and stable isotopes (O, C). Mar. Micropaleontol. 115: 59-71. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2014.11.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, O.; Collareta, A; Landini, W; Post, K; Ramassamy, B; Di Celma, C; Urbina, M; Bianucci, G (2015). No deep diving: evidence of predation on epipelagic fish for a stem beaked whale from the Late Miocene of Peru. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 282(1815). dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1530, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, O.; de Muizon, C.; Bianucci, G. (2015). A new archaic homodont toothed cetacean (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the early Miocene of Peru. Geodiversitas 37(1): 79-108. dx.doi.org/10.5252/g2015n1a4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mottequin, B.; Malti, F.; Benyoucef, M.; Cronier, C.; Samar, L.; Randon, C.; Brice, D. (2015). Famennian rhynchonellides (Brachiopoda) from deep-water facies of the Ougarta Basin (Saoura Valley, Algeria). Geol. Mag. 152(6): 1009-1024. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756814000697, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mottequin, B.; Poty, E.; Prestianni, C. (2015). Catalogue of the types and illustrated specimens recovered from the 'black marble' of Denee, a marine conservation-Lagerstatte from the Mississippian of southern Belgium. Geol. Belg. 18(1): 1-14, more
  • Peer reviewed article Tolokonnikova, Z; Ernst, A; Poty, E.; Mottequin, B. (2015). Middle and uppermost Famennian (Upper Devonian) bryozoans from southern Belgium. Bull. Geosci. 90(1): 33-49. dx.doi.org/10.3140/bull.geosci.1527, more
  • Peer reviewed article Derycke, C; Olive, S.; Groessens, E.; Goujet, D (2014). Paleogeographical and paleoecological constraints on paleozoic vertebrates (chondrichthyans and placoderms) in the Ardenne Massif: shark radiations in the Famennian on both sides of the Palaeotethys. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 414: 61-67. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.07.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fischer, V.; Bardet, N.; Guiomar, M.; Godefroit, P. (2014). High diversity in Cretaceous Ichthyosaurs from Europe prior to their extinction. PLoS One 9(1): 1-26. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0084709, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fischer, V.; Cappetta, H.; Vincent, P.; Garcia, G.; Goolaerts, S.; Martin, J.; Roggero, D.; Valentin, X. (2014). Ichthyosaurs from the French Rhaetian indicate a severe turnover across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Naturwissenschaften 101(12): 1027-1040. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-014-1242-7, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fischer, V.; Arkhangelsky, M.; Naish, D.; Stenshin, I.; Uspensky, G.; Godefroit, P. (2014). Simbirskiasaurus and Pervushovisaurus reassessed: implications for the taxonomy and cranial osteology of Cretaceous platypterygiine ichthyosaurs. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 171(4): 822-841. dx.doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12158, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, O.; Bianucci, G; Beatty, L (2014). Bony outgrowths on the jaws of an extinct sperm whale support macroraptorial feeding in several stem physeteroids. Naturwissenschaften 101(6): 517-521. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-014-1182-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, O.; Bianucci, G; Urbina, M (2014). Huaridelphis raimondii, a new early Miocene Squalodelphinidae (Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the Chilcatay Formation, Peru. J. Vertebr. Paleontol. 34(5): 987-1004. dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2014.858050, more
  • Peer reviewed article Taverne, L.; Capasso, L. (2014). On the "Coccodus" lindstroemi species complex (Pycnodontiformes, Gladiopycnodontidae) from the marine Late Cretaceous of Lebanon, with the description of two new genera. Eur. J. Taxon. 101: 1-27. dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.101, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vincent, P.; Taquet, P.; Fischer, V.; Bardet, N.; Falconnet, J.; Godefroit, P. (2014). Mary Anning's legacy to French vertebrate palaeontology. Geol. Mag. 151(1): 7-20. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756813000861, more
  • Peer reviewed article Coen-Aubert, M.; Gourvennec, R; Monod, O; Plusquellec, Y; Tourneur, F (2013). Frasnian rugose and tabulate corals from the eastern Taurus (Kozan region, Turkey). Geodin. Acta 26(1-2): 68-93. dx.doi.org/10.1080/09853111.2013.858944, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Baets, K.; Goolaerts, S.; Jansen, U.; Rietbergen, T.; Klug, C. (2013). The first record of Early Devonian ammonoids from Belgium and their stratigraphic significance. Geol. Belg. 16(3): 148-156, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Bast, E.; Steurbaut, E.; Smith, T. (2013). New mammals from the marine Selandian of Maret, Belgium, and their implications for the age of the Paleocene continental deposits of Walbeck, Germany. Geol. Belg. 16(4): 236-244, more
  • Peer reviewed article Devleeschouwer, X.; Heyvaert, V.M.A.; Louwye, S.; Piessens, K.; Smith, T. (2013). Moving plates and melting icecaps - Processes and forcing factors in geology, 4th international Geologica Belgica meeting, September 11-14, 2012. Geol. Belg. 16(4): 208-210, more
  • Peer reviewed article Smith, T.; Smith, R. (2013). A land micro-mammal fauna from the Early Eocene marine Egem deposits (NP12, Belgium) and the first occurrence of the peradectid marsupial Armintodelphys outside North America. Geol. Belg. 16(4): 302-310, more

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